Hard Numbers: Half a million EU citizens in limbo in post-Brexit Britain

7: Days after a new prime minister-designate took office in Iraq, seven protesters were killed at an anti-government sit-in in the city of Najaf. Supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr, the powerful cleric with a cult-like following who backs the new PM, threw Molotov cocktails and stabbed demonstrators.

138: At least 138 people deported by the US back to El Salvador in recent years were killed after arriving there, according to Human Rights Watch. The grim tally comes as the Trump administration seeks to tighten restrictions on Central American asylum-seekers.

500,000: Some half a million EU citizens in Britain are yet to apply for "settled status," which would allow them to stay in the country after Brexit is complete. The British government has touted this as a fair scheme, but critics say EU citizens in Britain face losing benefits such as healthcare.

3,000: Several schools in northern Mozambique did not open for the new academic year because of the surge of jihadist terror attacks. The closure affects some 3,000 pupils in Cabo Delgado, the gas rich province that's become a hotbed of Islamist violence.

Kevin Sneader, global managing partner of McKinsey & Company, answers the question: Are CEOs getting real about climate change?

The answer, yes. Why? One, it's personal. Many have watched with horror the wildfires that took place recently. Others have even been evacuated. And for some, the snow set in Davos, they experienced incredibly mild temperatures that laid all to quip that climate change really has arrived. But the other reasons are a growing understanding of the nature of climate change.


Welcome to the eleventh parliamentary elections in Iran's 40-year history.

Want to run for a seat? You can…if you're an Iranian citizen between the ages of 30 and 75, hold a master's degree or its equivalent, have finished your military service (if you're a man), and have demonstrated a commitment to Islam. Check all these boxes, and you can ask permission to run for office.

Permission comes from the 12-member Guardian Council, a body composed of six clerics appointed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and six jurists that Khamenei appoints indirectly. If the Council says yes, you can win a seat in parliament. If they say no, you can't.

This parliament, also called the Majlis, does have real power. It approves the national budget, drafts legislation and sends it to the Guardian Council for approval, ratifies treaties, approves ministers and can question the president. The current Majlis represents a wide range of values and opinions.


As the head of a leading management consulting firm, global managing partner of McKinsey & Company Kevin Sneader has an inside view into the challenges facing the world's top executives. Every Thursday, Sneader will address questions about key issues like attracting and retaining talent, growing revenue, navigating change, staying ahead of the competition, and corporate responsibility – all in 60 seconds.

GZERO's Alex Kliment interviews New Yorker correspondent and author Joshua Yaffa. The two discuss Yaffa's new book, Between Two Fires, about what life is like for Russians today. They also sample some vodka at a famous Russian restaurant in NYC, of course!